I’m sure I wasn’t the only 007 geek who was delighted to learn that NBC was going to have a spy show back in the 60’s. Though the series looks a big clunky today, “Man From UNCLE” was the stuff of dreams to my teenaged mind. Thus, I saved every scrap of paper I could find on the show. I cut out newspaper articles and even photos from teen magazines. I also wrote a fan letter and got a response. Now it’s time to scan all this stuff and share it with you. “Sherman, to the WayBack Machine.”
In no particular order…. an article from TV Guide (date unknown).
From the Detroit Free Press.
A TV Guide review. July 1, 1967
More to come…!
Here’s some City Reference for Cape Suzette – most of it from motion picture stills.
I don’t think we ever used an observatory setting, but we should have.
Love this set.
Reference for Shere Kahn’s office?
A fun scene from Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES.
Hard to make out… but this is a bathroom.
I’ll bet Rebecca would like to live here.
More stuff tomorrow.
Let’s take a break from the Tale Spin reference and look at something really cool. Here are two press releases (both dated April 8, 1969) regarding the new Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland. WooooOOOOOoooo.
Two page version:
And now here’s a longer 4 page version.
Some fun, huh?
All right, here are the last of the props. I really love the style of these reference photos.
One of the reasons I like this time period is because the gadgets were BIG! Today you can blow up the world with the touch of a button, but back in the mid-30’s you had to use giant switches!! Check out the humongous wachamacallit.
Some radios to listen to “Danger Woman” on.
I remember vacuums like these. Indestructible!!!
Some brilliant Cape Suzette gizmos. (Artist unknown.)
That’s it for the props, folks. Next up… CITY REFERENCE!
Time for some more TALE SPIN prop reference.
Wow, look at THIS luxury plane. It’s like a flying cruise ship. Hey, we should have done an episode like that!
Variations on the Sea Duck.
I really like the one-seater in the lower left. Lots of window and just one propellor (behind the pilot).
We didn’t use many trains in the TV show, but I really like this propellor driven engine.
OK, onto Props part 3 next.